With funding support from UNDP, IIEC is assisting the State Governments of Jharkhand and Manipur in India in fast-tracking the implementation of key strategies under their State Action Plans on Climate Change (SAPCCs).
IIEC is providing technical assistance to the states in the preparation of detailed project proposals for specific mitigation and adaptation projects under the SAPCCs. The State Nodal Agencies are expected to submit these proposals to funding sources such as the Green Climate Fund, National Clean Energy Fund, and National Adaptation Fund. Additional project objectives include building the capacity of the State Nodal Agencies to prepare bankable project proposals and developing partnerships with international agencies to promote knowledge exchange.
The IIEC project team is supporting the State Governments of Jharkhand and Manipur in India to stimulate climate resilient investments and form a partnership for knowledge exchange and collaboration action with international agencies
With funding support from the British High Commission, IIEC in partnership with Ricardo-AEA is also implementing a project in India to design pilot programs using solar PV mini grids to achieve remote village electrification. The project will provide India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) with policy and regulatory recommendations for enabling accelerated growth in the rural electrification sector by providing a level playing field for international supply chains to enter the market.
In partnership with Carbon Trust UK, IIEC is implementing a project in India to help secure financial support from the National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) for initiatives that will enhance innovation in and deployment of energy efficiency in India. Project activities include characterizing initiatives that would qualify for support, and assessing their potential impact and the institutional capacity and other resources needed to deliver them. The project is steered by a high-level Advisory Board with research and analysis provided by the Carbon Trust and funding from the UK Foreign Office Prosperity Fund. IIEC is providing local insights and on-the-ground support to ensure engagement of key stakeholders. The project was kicked off in mid-June 2015 and aims to be completed by the end of January 2016.
With deployable resources of more than INR 100 billion, the NCEF has the the ability to fund interventions that could have a substantial impact in India. This is the first activity that NCEF has funded to promote innovation in or deployment of energy efficiency-related technologies – hopefully just the first step toward becoming a game changer in this sector.